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Enlightenment.... Empty Enlightenment....

Post by Vanilla2 February 4th 2012, 1:02 pm

Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment.

And as long as you're subject to birth and death, you'll never attain enlightenment.

Enlightenment must come little by little - otherwise it would overwhelm.
Idries Shah

Though you may travel the world to find the beautiful, you must have it within you or you will find it not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Lao Tzu

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
James Allen

Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
Dogen Zenji

What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you.
Anthony de Mello

"Why is everyone here so happy except me?" "Because they have learned to see goodness and beauty everywhere," said the Master. "Why don't I see goodness and beauty everywhere?" "Because you cannot see outside of you what you fail to see inside."
Anthony de Mello


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Enlightenment.... Empty Re: Enlightenment....

Post by sunmystic February 4th 2012, 2:55 pm


The below definition works for me Smile how about you vanilla? "achieving clarity of perception, reason, and knowledge."


  1. Noun

    enlightenment (usually uncountable; plural enlightenments)
  2. An act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or instructed.
  3. A concept in spirituality, philosophy and psychology related to achieving clarity of perception, reason and knowledge.

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